Girls Inc EventSaturday June 9, 2007
Execution: Kevin Valentine of the Ubuntu PA group worked closely with MALT and Girls Inc to develop a plan and move forward on it. He spent several days with these groups setting up one system and then copying the disk image over to several of the other machines. On June 9th all the groups met at the Girls Inc location in Philadelphia. The Ubuntu PA team and PhillyChix set up the room, brought in monitors and helped bring up the machines when MALT arrived. Kevin and Lyz worked on imaging the remaining 4 machines and Lyz gave a brief talk to the entire group about Linux, Ubuntu and her own career in technology. MALT showed the girls around Windows, and before a lunch provided to volunteers by Girls Inc a few of the girls where shown around Ubuntu.
Conclusion: There were time and other restraints placed on the volunteers. In the future a better planning schedule would be useful, as well as more time to show more of the girls their Ubuntu systems. We intend to hold a follow-up session for any of the girls who would like to return and have more training on their computers.
Thank You Letter: The Girls Inc Organization sent out a Thank You Letter for all groups involved, you can view a copy of the letter here!
Photos by Joe Terranova and Christina Eater:
Some of the folks from MALT working on Windows.
Lyz working with one of the girls on Ubuntu
One of the girls and her mother leaving with their new computer.
Christina taking notes about Windows licenses
One of the other volunteers helping some of the girls with Windows